Windows 8 OEM activation problem

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  1. bycz

    bycz MDL Novice

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    Hi

    I have bought used Lenovo Yoga (refurbished)
    It had factory installed Windows 8.
    I've tried to activate Win8 and Win8.1 but without succes (activation server says key was blocked or key is wrong, i have checked a few of windows versions: core/pro, different languages)
    There is a license key inside BIOS, but i think it's missing marker in BIOS?
    Please look at attached screenshot. Currently computer is running Win10.
    Any ideas how can i activate Win8 properly?
     

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  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    The incomplete Slic in your screenshot would be for Vista/Win7. Win8 & above uses a MSDM table with the product key.
    Open an Admin CMD prompt & type the following to dump the Key from the table:
    Code:
    WMIC Path SoftwareLicensingService Get OA3xOriginalProductKey
    If the command returns nothing then no key exists.
    Again from the Admin CMD prompt you can display a partial of the current key installed:
    Code:
    Slmgr /dli
    You can use that to verify windows is using your key.
    To manually install a key it's:
    Code:
    Slmgr /ipk <Product Key> 
     
  3. bycz

    bycz MDL Novice

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    thak you for answer
    i've tried this earlier
    i can't activate with this key
    is it possible that this key was blocked for some reason?
    this computer wasn't availble without windows
    should i call microsoft and try phone activation?
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @bycz

    Parse the MSDM key using this & determine the appropriate SKU - probably its CoreSingleLanguage.

    BTW, you're eligible for a lifetime digital entitlement of Windows 10.
     
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  5. bycz

    bycz MDL Novice

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    #5 bycz, Jun 12, 2017
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    (OP)
    I have parsed key with different software i'll try also with this
    Key is for Windows 8/8.1 Core.

    ok i've checked w with this app here's result:
    Description: Win 8 RTM Core OEM: DM
    Edition ID: X18-15561
    License Type: OEM: DM
    License Channel: OEM

    Could you explain how can i update to Win10 without first installing and activating 8 ?
     
  6. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Why You don't want to install W7, activate with daz and upgrade to W10 and You get fully activated W10.
     
  7. bycz

    bycz MDL Novice

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    becouse i'm curious why it's not working
     
  8. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    What key You tried? Where You got it? If pc come with OEM preinstalled W8, then You don't need any kay for W8 and now also for 8.1, because the 8.1 is/was free for 8 users.
    What ISO You used? Was it at all OEM?
     
  9. bycz

    bycz MDL Novice

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    I have tried Windows 8 core english, polish that i found on the web
    8.1 english, polish, then i tried pro versions - all from MS media creation tool

    i know it should activate without user action, but when it didn't i tried to enter key by myself

    i you have any idea which version i should try tell me
     
  10. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    The output looks fine. Which ISO did you use previously?

    Choose Windows 10 Core(/Home)-Pro combined ISO (latest build is 15063); it should automatically detect the OEM: DM key, choose Core SKU, prepare it for digital entitlement & when you'll be online after installation, it should be activated without any hitch.
     
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